Until recently, the Ukrainian authorities do not admit that the Armed Forces of Ukraine could launch a counteroffensive in a number of areas. For example, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov, in an interview with Reuters, said that the announced counter-offensive had not yet begun.
According to Danilov, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have not yet launched a counteroffensive. Earlier, other representatives of the Ukrainian authorities also claimed that the counteroffensive had not begun.
"When we start the counteroffensive, everyone will know about it, they will see it," Danilov said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced that Kyiv has launched the long-promised counter-offensive in various parts of the front within three days and has concentrated a large amount of equipment and manpower for this purpose. According to him, the Russian armed forces thwarted the offensive attempts, the enemy's advance was stopped, and the Ukrainian forces lost up to 3715 people in three days.